Leah T. O'Shea, 35, beloved daughter of Christen and Kathleen (Shea) O'Shea, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 after a life long illness, surrounded by her loving family.
Leah grew up in Beverly and was a graduate of Beverly High School. She then attended Salem State University. Leah, in all aspects of her life, was an extraordinary person. She was never one to complain, she did not let her illness get in the way of experiencing what life had to offer. She enjoyed many summers at Frye Island on Sebego Lake in Maine and had a dream come true when she went on a Caribbean cruise with her family. Leah was a lover of good food. Her favorite network on TV was the Food Network and she loved watching the Phantom Gourmet and going to many of the restaurants on the show. Leah would often raise awareness for Huntington Disease and Kidney Disease by completing the walks with her family. She was loved by her parents, siblings and entire family. Leah was a gift to anyone who knew her. She will be missed for not only her kind nature, but the impact she had on others.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her nine loving siblings: Christian O'Shea and his wife Rhonda of Pownal, Maine, Tammy O'Shea of Nahant, Adam O'Shea and his wife Megan of Rykkinn, Norway, Lisa Fulton and her husband Kirk of Dracut, Rachael O'Shea of Boxford, Michael O'Shea of Georgia, Sarah O'Shea of Lynn, Elizabeth O'Shea of South Hamilton and Manuel O'Shea of MA and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Leah is the cherished niece of Christine Simpson of Beverly, Michael Shea of Salem, Maureen and John Tanzella of Beverly, William and Kate Shea of Beverly, Shaun and Anna Maria O'Shea of Florence, South Carolina, Michael and Deborah O'Shea of Pompano Beach, Florida, Martin and Kathleen O'Shea of Norfork, Paul and Cheryl O'Shea of Falmouth, Maine and Mary and Mike Lilly of Gorham, Maine. Leah is the loving granddaughter of Arline Cormier and the late William Shea, Rebecca Shea and the late Gerald and Francis O'Shea. She is predeceased by her birth mother Nancy Reed.
Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Leah's Family in the funeral home on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 from 4 to 8pm
Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street (Rt. 28) Stoneham, on Friday, January 31st, 2020, at 9am, followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Leah's Life at St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn Street, Reading at 10:00am.
Interment will be held privately.
Please consider making a donation in Leah's Memory to the Huntington's Disease Society, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902 New York, NY 10018